MPAA strikes back at Detroit Comic Con

According to Comics Worth Reading and Mark Evanier, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) brought the law to Motor City Comic Con today and shut down dealers selling bootlegged material. Ten years ago, when I first attended the con, there was one video booth. Last time I went – about six or seven years ago, just as DVDs were becoming mainstream – I remember there being about half a dozen booths with bootlegged VHS and DVDs. I’m sure the number has grown – Comics Worth Reading is saying 25 booths.

ETA: The MPAA showed up Friday, not Saturday – Report and pictures from Comic Buyer’s Guide. Looks like the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) was there as well.

One Reply to “MPAA strikes back at Detroit Comic Con”

  1. Surprised this hasn’t happened sooner, quite frankly. But I’ll be sad if I can’t buy another copy of “The Holiday Special!”

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